What all linguists should know

About deaf linguists/scholars working with signing communities

A list of resources for working with deaf researchers and signing communities https://www.juliehochgesang.com/deafling/

Some introductory texts on the linguistics of sign languages

Hill, J.C., Lillo-Martin, D.C., & Wood, S. K. (2019). Sign languages: Structures and contexts. London & New York: Routledge. 

Baker, A., van den Bogaerde, B., Pfau, R., & Schermer, T.  (Eds.,) (2016). The linguistics of sign languages: An introduction. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 

Johnston, T. & Schembri, A. (2007) Australian Sign Language (Auslan): An introduction to sign language linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Sutton-Spence, R. & Woll, B. (1999). The linguistics of British Sign Language: An introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

About language deprivation in deaf children

Deaf children need language, not (just) speech https://doi.org/10.1177/0142723719834102

Ensuring language acquisition for deaf children: What linguists can do https://www.linguisticsociety.org/sites/default/files/01e_90.2Humphries.pdf

Sign languages are different from signed systems

Second verse, same as the first: On the use of signing systems in modern interventions for deaf and hard of hearing children in the USA https://doi.org/10.1080/14643154.2020.1792071

An in-progress bibliography of some under-represented issues in sign language research:


Towards a more inclusive linguistics: